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Post-Doctoral - ProSwine Project (Temporary) (Ref 238)

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc - Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre

Location: Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork, P61 C997

Grade/Salary: Post Doc (Level 1) with a Salary Scale of €37,028 to €41,025

Job Type: Temporary Full Time

Basic Function:

The Pig Development Department at Teagasc, Moorepark was awarded funding from Enterprise Ireland (EI) to develop a probiotic for pigs in collaboration with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). Arising from this funding, this position is now available. The candidate will work on the Teagasc tasks in the project, which involve exploring mechanisms of action of a Bacillus probiotic supplement for pigs. The selected candidate will be involved in laboratory and bioinformatic work, both at Moorepark and WIT, dissemination of findings and reporting to EI.

The Teagasc post-doctoral programme provides training and development opportunities for early career scientists that enhances their experience of learning and equips them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their chosen career in research.


Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.


  • PhD in microbiology/molecular biology/bioinformatics or a related discipline
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD


  • Experience in volatile fatty acid analysis
  • Experience in qPCR.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit The closing date for this position is Friday 8th March 2021 @12.00noon. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants. Canvassing will disqualify.

Location: Cork, Fermoy - Ireland
Salary: €37,028 to €41,025
£32,462.45 to £35,966.62 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th February 2021
Closes: 8th March 2021
Job Ref: 238
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